added: 3 Dec 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Tinariwen have announced details of the release of a new album, the band's sixth, Emmaar, through PIAS / Co Op on Monday February 10th 2014.
The album was produced by Patrick Votan and mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, The Dead Weather).
The full tracklisting is as follows:
1. Toumast Tincha
3. Arhegh Danagh
4. Timadrit In Sahara
5. Imidiwan Ahi Sigdim
7. Sendad Eghlalan
8. Imidiwanin ahi Tifhamam
9. Koud Edhaz Emin
11. Aghregh Medin
Recorded in the Joshua Tree desert, California, due to political instability in their country, this is the first time, the band recorded away from their homeland.
'It still had to be recorded in a desert,' says bassist Eyadou Ag Leche. 'We would like to live in peace in the North of Mali, but this is very difficult, there is no administration, no banks, no food, no gas. Joshua Tree is in the high desert of California, we love all the desert, these are places where we feel good to live and to create.'
Recorded over three weeks in a home studio, Emmaar has a distinctly organic feel. 'We weren't in a proper studio or outside in the desert like Tassili,' Ag Leche says. 'We built a studio in a big house in Joshua Tree. Everybody in the same room, with no separation. We wanted something which sounded natural and live.'